The cartoonist crossed the line

Your local political cartoonist (Mayfield) needs to take a vacation. Normally his conservative cartoons are corny, but I understand they are a counterpoint to also running the liberal This Modern World every other week. However, the cartoon in the Aug. 3 Sun was over the top—who needs to open the editorial page to see a picture of a supposed homeless person defecating? It’s one thing to be corny (who calls their father “pop” anymore, outside of Leave it to Beaver reruns?) … it’s another thing to be disgusting.

We all know of the issue with homeless people in California, but I think Mr. Mayfield could learn something from his liberal counterpart Tom Tomorrow about satire and subtlety in cartooning.

Andrew Wehrman


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